Vocalists — Recently Added

Singers we love -- from vintage torch to vocalese to some key talents of the contemporary scene!


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Love Letters
Liberty/Hallmark (UK), 1962. Used
Near-lost work from Julie London – A great later album for Liberty that would have been classic – had she not recorded so much at the time that it got buried in the rush of all her releases! Love Letters has Julie still working in the breathy and mellow style of her late 50s classics ... CD
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In Love Again!
Capitol, Very Good+
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Sings The Blues
Counterpoint/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! CD
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Liberty/EMI, Late 50s. Used
A landmark album in 50s vocal jazz – spare, moody, and evocative tunes from Julie London – sung in a stripped-down setting that few other singers would dare at the time! The sound of the set is as sexy as the cover – intimate, personal, and breathily sung in a mode that comes ... CD
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AVA/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963. Used
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – ... CD
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Universal (Canada), 2007. Used
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater' ... CD
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Capitol/Mosaic, Mid 40s. Used 3CD
The first-ever comprehensive collection of Johnny Mercer's work for Capitol Records in the 40s – the label he helped found at the time, and home to some of his greatest recordings ever! Mercer's best known as a swing-era songwriter, but he's also a hell of a singer too – a playful male ... CD
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Very Best Of The Song Books
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Lazy Afternoon
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Used
Nice album recorded during a time when Shirley Horn's talents were lesser-known to the world than in her current revival. The set's got Shirley playing piano and singing in a very sweet trio with Buster Williams and Billy Hart. The material's mostly standards, but as usual, Shirley manages to get ... CD
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Where Are You Going/Real Thing
Collectables/Perception, Early 70s. Used
An excellent 2-fer of lost jazz albums on the legendary Perception label. The Dizzy Gillespie album is one of his good funky LPs, with lots of tight grooves, and good tenor by James Moody. Where Are You Going is a beautiful lost album by Shirley Horn, and unlike anything else she's ever done. ... CD
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Time (Spain), 1962. Used
A wonderful set by Carmen McRae – captured at San Francisco's Sugar Hill in 1962 – backed by a tight trio! Carmen is in sweet form here, very loose and and wise, and the group knows just how to fill out the sound. She scats loosely on the opening "Sunday", nearly hits a weep ... CD
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Blue Note, 2012. Used
A great setting for Stacey Kent – one of the most lovely vocalists to emerge in recent years – heard here in a live performance that's almost got more charm than her previous studio albums for Blue Note! The space is large, but the group is nice and small – an intimate lineup ... CD
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Capitol/Chrome Dreams (UK), Mid 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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RCA (Japan), 1962. Used
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Verve/El (UK), Mid 50s. Used
Adorable is right – because the music here is all pretty darn charming – pulled from Blossom Dearie's first full album on Verve, and mixed with bonus cuts from her Paris years! The first 14 tracks on the set are from the self-titled Blossom Dearie album – quite possibly Blossom's ... CD
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Teach Me Tonight
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used
Includes the albums Give Him The Ooh-La-La and Once Upon A Summertime. CD
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Living Era (UK), 1920s/1930s. Used
No description available. CD
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That Old Feeling
CBS, 1984. Used
No description available. CD
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Modern/Ace (UK), 1940s. Used
No description available. CD
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Avid, Mid 50s. Used 2CD
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Updated March 29, 2015


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